Sex Education Series: Consent Is Sexy

A weekly series on the stigma surrounding sex and sexual health

[This is a snippet from my column on Medium.]

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Consent is never a grey area.

This is a really important discussion for Sex Education, particularly seeing as we never bloody learnt anything about it in school — or even at home. “No means no,” was never a phrase I heard from any adult until I joined social media and the #MeToo era swept in. If I had heard it in my younger years, then maybe a few things wouldn’t have happened.

But consent, people, is never a grey area when it comes to sex and sexual activities. Or anything, really, doesn’t matter whether it’s sexual or not. It doesn’t even have to be an explicit ‘no’, a simple “I’m not sure,” “not right now,” “I don’t know,” “I don’t want to,” “I’m tired,” “ummmm . . .” all means no. If the person isn’t outright saying yes, if they aren’t showing you they mean yes, then it’s a no.

Continue reading on Medium . . .

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Sumaiya Ahmed is a freelance journalist and writer, aiming to break down the boundaries of cultural stigma and shame attached to mental health and sexuality within the South Asian culture, and bringing marginalised topics to light.

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